The Bears and Eagles opened their preseason schedule against one another this past Friday. When it comes to fantasy football, only so much can be taken from preseason games, but there is still valuable information available when it comes to player performance. Here are six fantasy football thoughts from the game.
1. Nick Foles
I have no idea what Nick Foles was doing during this game. He looked completely lost out there. He only had two interceptions last year, but he nearly threw two interceptions on the first drive for the Eagles, and he made up for it by delivering that second interception on the second drive. He looked very bad anytime that he had to move his feet. It is just the preseason, but there is a reason Foles was not highly touted coming out of college. He is likely to regress this year, and it could be fairly extreme.
2. LeSean McCoy
On the other side of things, LeSean McCoy still looks great. Watching him make a cut is as wonderful as watching Bob Ross paint, so take the time to enjoy true beauty. Health will be the only question mark in him repeating as a top-3 running back for this upcoming fantasy season.
3. Jay Cutler
Jay Cutler definitely looks like he’s all-in and just firing up balls to Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. His passes were rarely right on the money, but he got it close enough to his receivers while throwing off his back foot that they were able to make plays on the balls that he got near them.
4. Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery
As for those receivers, I think Jeffery has surpassed Marshall as the most talented wide receiver, but with the history that Cutler has with Marshall, I still favor him for fantasy this season. I think both will put up great numbers again this year.
5. Zach Miller
Zach Miller was a nice under-the-radar signing for the Bears. He is a quality receiving tight end. Unless Martellus Bennett continues to anger Bears coaches, he is not much of a fantasy threat, but he is definitely an extra weapon in the passing game and somebody who could cut into Bennett’s catches.
6. Ka’Deem Carey
Ka’Deem Carey moves very well, and I expect him to be second on the depth chart behind Matt Forte. His 40 dropped him in the draft, but the production and tape were always impressive as he is a running back who does a great job of finishing his runs to get every possible yard. If you are looking to handcuff Forte, Carey is the guy to acquire.